It's Columbus day! Should we celebrate? Eh, probably not if you only want to focus on the negatives like tobacco, gold, trading diseases, and genocide. Yes, there were PLENTY of negative implications. Talked about that yesterday when I mentioned Godin's piece on the Nile perch.
I won't downplay that, but few people REALLY study why he did what he did. Yes, the how is important, but his utter belief in his voyage makes him the ultimate entrepreneur, yes? I love this little bit drawing the comparison.
You can learn more about the voyages here:
Tell me the man wasn't the ultimate entrepreneur?